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News, commentary and analysis for reproductive and sexual health and justice.

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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Kathryn Joyce about her new book on evangelicals and adoption. Anti-choicers start a disinformation campaign around the case of Kermit Gosnell and Virginia passes new regulations to shut down safe, legal clinics.

    The post Evangelicals & Adoption, The Gosnell Misinformation Campaign, And Virginia’s New TRAP Regs appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to legal expert Jody Raphael about rape culture and why it’s so hard to prosecute rapes. A high school senior stands up to an abstinence-only liar, and Kansas encourages its violent militants in their quest to end legal abortion.

    The post Kansas Fails Again, Pam Stenzel Scares Kids, And Ending Rape Culture appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be interviewing the author of a new book called Generation Roe. There’s a chance that family physicians will stop getting proper training in contraception in some programs, and a Lifetime reality show demonstrates the dangers facing girls with virginity-obsessed parents.

    The post Preachers’ Daughters, Family Physicians, and Generation Roe appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, a lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights explains the latest developments in the fight to make Plan B available over-the-counter without age restrictions, anti-choicers react to the new Plan B regulations, and unsurprisingly they freak out over President Obama’s talk at Planned Parenthood.

    The post The Ongoing Plan B Debacle, and Conservatives React to Obama’s Planned Parenthood Speech appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be covering the Gosnell verdict and its aftermath. Also, a researcher from Guttmacher comes on to explain to us exactly what kind of obstacles women face when getting funding for abortion.

    The post Kermit Gosnell Convicted and Asking How Women Afford Abortion appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, Rickie Sollinger will be on to talk about her new book explaining reproductive rights. Will Saletan shows us the parts of Live Action’s video you didn’t take the hours to watch and Pat Robertson reminds us that the religious right is just plain sexist.

    The post Reproductive Rights History, Live Action’s Dishonesty, and Pat Robertson’s Sexism appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, a representative from the Center for Reproductive Rights will be on to explain the new Plan B rules. I have another segment covering the victory, and the military is being investigated for its rape problem.

    The post Rape In The Military and the Plan B Victory appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be interviewing Melissa Silverstein about her new book on female directors. Anti-choice extremists make a bid to wrest control away from Virginia’s Republican Party, and an abstinence-only propagandist is exposed by a high school student with a smart phone in Tennessee.

    The post Virginia Extremism, Tenneessee Lies, and Women In Film appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, a representative from the Center for Reproductive Rights will be on to explain the new Plan B rules. I have another segment covering the victory, and the military is being investigated for its rape problem.

    The post Plan B Victory, Rape in the Military appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, Rebecca Levenson from Futures Without Violence will be on to talk about reproductive coercion. House Republicans move to pass a pointless bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, and state-level attacks on reproductive rights intensify.

    The post Congressional Abortion Ban, State Level Attacks, and Reproductive Coercion appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll have Jessica Luther reporting from the ground in Texas, where anti-choicers have pushed for a massive anti-abortion bill in a special session. More reporting on that bill, and another segment on how Ohio is trying to kill off affordable contraception.

    The post Texas Filibuster and Ohio Family Planning Defunding appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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  • 07/08/13--05:50: The Great Big Texas Podcast
  • On this episode of Reality Cast, it’s going to be a lot of coverage of the biggest story in reproductive rights right now, the fight over a massive abortion bill in Texas. But really, it’s just part of a bigger story of anti-choicers playing dirty because they can’t get their bills passed playing it straight.

    The post The Great Big Texas Podcast appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be covering all the other states besides Texas that are dialing up the restrictions on abortion. Well, and Texas, just not as much. A policy analyst from Guttmacher will be on to help!  

    The post The Many, Many States Attacking Abortion Rights appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be doing more coverage of, you guessed it, Texas. Also, the weird right-wing reactions are piling up. In addition, RH Reality Check’s own Sharona Coutts will be on to talk about her investigation into a rogue doctor that legitimate doctors fruitlessly tried for years to shut down.

    The post New Texas Abortion Law and Fighting Rogue Doctors appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Ian Millhiser about a potential new circuit judge and the anti-choicers trying to derail her confirmation. I have another segment covering how seriously dishonest anti-choice claims to be all about health care are, and Ken Cuccinelli really wants to ban oral sex.

    The post Feminist Judges, Oral Sex Bans, and Why TRAP Laws Are Increasing in Frequency appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, Miriam Yeung talks about fighting back against a stigmatizing and stereotyping law in Arizona. I also discuss how Texas women aren’t giving up the abortion battle and the major setbacks in the expansion of the HPV vaccine.

    The post Arizona’s Race-Baiting Abortion Law, and the Texas Fight Continues appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, an experienced domestic violence prosecutor explains her ideas for improving the justice system. I have another segment covering how North Carolina’s governor uses shady tactics to restrict abortion access, and the discourse over who gets to be a mother—and who doesn’t—is very telling in this country.

    The post North Carolina’s Shady Anti-Choice Law, and Selective Panic Over Childfree Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to journalist Katie McDonough about why claims that fetuses feel pain don’t hold up. I also discuss how conservative attacks on health-care reform are ramping up as the exchanges are due to open soon, and Ohio is starting to shut down abortion clinics for not adhering to impossible to follow laws.

    The post Fetal Pain, Obamacare, and Ohio’s Anti-Abortion Attacks appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, Sharona Coutts explains how a fishing expedition to prove legal abortion is dangerous proved the opposite. In another segment, I discuss how Fox News tries to link abortion and Obamacare again and why the right is so upset about California expanding protections for transgender students.

    The post Planned Parenthood Non-Scandal, and GOP’s Failed Fishing Expedition appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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    On this episode of Reality Cast, Tara Culp-Ressler explains some of the myths about the Affordable Care Act and why you shouldn’t believe them. Meanwhile, Fox News is trying to argue that gender ratings in insurance are good, and conservatives are on the rampage against single mothers again.

    The post Obamacare Myths, and More Unfair Attacks on Single Mothers appeared first on RH Reality Check.


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